Wednesday, 03 July 2013 11:27
North Shore Pops Band
Sunday Afternoon Beech Tree Concert
Vince Giordano’s Nighthawk
Part of the Village of Westbury’s Free Summer Concert series. The concert, takes place at Piazza Ernesto Strada at the corner of Post and Maple Avenues. Starts at 7 p.m. Rain date July 12.
An eclectic group of performers join cellist Suzanne Mueller under the majestic 153-year-old Beech Tree near the West Porch of the Westbury House (or Red Ballroom in the event of rain) at Old Westbury Gardens. 3 p.m., free with admission.
Attendees of this concert at Old Westbury Gardens will step back in time as bandleader Vince Giordano recreates the sounds of 1920s and 30s jazz and popular music. Giorgano and the Nighthawks have been featured on the soundtracks of several movies such as Fred Coppola’s The Cotton Club, The Aviator, Revolutionary Road and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Gates open at 5 p.m., there will be a dance lesson at 6:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for 62 and older, $8 for members, and free for children 17 and under.
This musical is based on the popular book by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann. Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast! But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament. At 11 a.m. Tickets are $14.95 and available on livenation.com.
Bring old TVs, computers and electronics to the Department of Public Works at 500 Dover Street. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A vibrant adaptation of the treasured classic in which a girl named Dorothy travels over the rainbow and follows the yellow-brick road. Join in the fun and experience the perils along with Dorothy and her wonderful band of comrades in this jubilant, song-filled journey in which we learn the meaning of friendship, the value of teamwork and finally come to understand that, “There’s no place like home.” Tickets are $14.95 and available on livenation.com
Hot Jazz, Dixieland, French Chanson & Gutbucket Blues. The Hot Sardines sound – wartime Paris via New Orleans, or the other way around – is steeped in hot jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt and Fats Waller used to make: Straight-up, foot-stomping jazz. (Literally – the band includes a tap dancer whose feet count as two members of the rhythm section). They manage to invoke the sounds of a near-century ago and stay resolutely in step with the current age. At the Old Westbury Gardens. Gates open at 5 pm. Dance lesson at 6:30 pm. Concert starts at 7 p.m. General Admission is $10, $8 for 62 and older and members, free for children 17 and under.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
Once a week, Robert Blume goes to Virpa Convenience on Carman Ave. to buy breakfast and lottery tickets. When he bought his Mega Millions and Powerball tickets on Sunday, Oct. 20, it was just like any other day. But when he went in to Virpa to check his tickets later that week, life changed forever.
He won $7 with his Mega Millions ticket, and then ran his Powerball ticket through the ticket check. Instead of the usual reading of “Sorry You Are Not A Winner,” he saw a message that said ‘Big Winner. See Retailer.’
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
“Art is beautiful. It's all around us and makes you see the world in a different way. Anyone can learn to paint, it just takes time, but when you do, you never look at clouds the same way or water the same way or even at the beach the same way.” These are the words of Westbury’s own artist and teacher Laura Meshover. Her captivating oil paintings exhibit the very essence of photo realism.
“I always knew I wanted to be an artist even from way back at a young age,” explained Meshover. “I used to take painting lessons in my neighbor’s basement when I was a little girl. You can’t do that kind of stuff anymore,” she said with a laugh.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Congratulations to the Westbury boys varsity basketball team who defeated East Meadow High Schoool 57 to 51 to win the championship game of the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament.
The tournament was dedicated to Coach Martin “Bunky” Reid and the 1985 state championship team. Before the finals of the tournament, a poster signed by many of the players from the 85’ team was presented to Mrs. Reid to honor her son.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The wrestling team at Westbury High School looks forward to a fresh start this season. Last year, they struggled to stay atop the Nassau Conference, but this time, the team has a lot of valuable pieces that are crucial for them to flip the script and potentially climb to the top of the standings.
One of the shining stars in the school’s team this year is the dominating Raeco Jackson. For the past two seasons, Jackson has had an extraordinary winning record in the 113 and 120 weight classes. “Last year, my record was 28-5 and the year before that it was 30-5,” he said. With a total record of 58 wins and 10 losses, he has won 85 percent of his matches. His impressive feat helped Jackson receive all-county honors last season.